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Posted: December-23-16

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

0.6 FTE to Full-time Occupational Therapist

Centre for Autism Services Alberta is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive and innovative supports and services to children, youth and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Principles of person-centered and family-centered care are embraced. This key individual will focus on the development of self-help and adaptive skills, functional physical and motor development, sensory processing, arousal modulation, and play and leisure.

Programming is provided through home-based and centre-based services and utilizes an innovative and integrated community based delivery model.

Experience and knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team providing expertise in occupational therapy
  • Conduct appropriate assessments
  • Consultation with parents and guardians on their child's respective goals, plans and challenges
  • Development and on-going implementation and evaluation of family focused functional plans in partnership with the clinical team
  • Keep current on best practices in occupational therapy as it relates to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Collaborate with the clinical team in the development of the child's programs
  • Perform home and Centre visits to implement programs
  • Collaborate with clinical staff and families in the development and implementation of goals and strategies across school and home programming
  • Share expertise, recommend and purchase program materials and supplies related to child's program
  • Collect and summarize clinical data for reports as required
  • Provide home and program orientation and OT specific training to new Aides and Interventionists
  • Problem solve, providing coaching and mentoring to Aides and the child's family on program implementation
  • Anticipate, assess, and report risk management issues to their supervisor
  • Develop, facilitate and lead occupational therapy groups as required
  • Prepare and/or contribute to critical incident reports as required

Qualifications:

  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
  • Knowledge and understanding of: Behavioural intervention programs, direct teaching strategies, Pivotal Response Training, theory and principles of child development, early childhood services
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Clean Child Welfare Check
  • Valid certification in Child and Infant CPR and First Aid

Apply to: Human Resources by mail, e-mail or fax:
Mail: 4752 – 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5H5
E-mail: humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca
Fax: 780-488-6664 (confirm fax transmission at 780-488-6600)

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